The statistical probability of having one child that goes on to play professional basketball is already incredibly slim. But, the odds of having two or more of your children go on to play in the NBA for a living? That’s rare.
Nonetheless, the NBA has seen its fair share of sibling pairings. Some have fared better than others while some have failed to make much of an impact in the league.
Pau and Marc Gasol
Easily the best sibling duo in NBA history, the Gasol brothers, although now past their respective primes, were bonafide stars during their heydays.
Pau is a four-time All-NBA selection and two-time champion and likely future Hall of Famer, while younger brother Marc is a three-time All-Star and won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Stephen and Seth Curry
The sons of 16-year NBA veteran Dell Curry, the Curry brothers were born with basketball in their blood.
Everyone is aware of Steph Curry, the two-time NBA MVP will likely go down as the best shooter in the NBA history but his brother Seth is no slouch either.
Seth has enjoyed a six-year NBA career thus far mainly as a shooter off the bench. This season for the Dallas Mavericks, Seth has put together a career-year averaging 12.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting a red hot 45.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Tom and Dick Van Arsdale
Picked right after each other in the 1965 draft, the Van Arsdale twins are probably one of the lesser-known duos in NBA history and were bonafide stars in the late 60s and early 70s.
Tom’s best run came in a four-year stretch with the Cincinnati Royals where he averaged over 22 points per game twice and was named to three All-Star teams.
As for Dick, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged over 21 points per game in his first three seasons with the Phoenix Suns.
Dominique and Gerald Wilkins.
Everyone knows Dominique Wilkins, the Atlanta Hawks high-flyer was as lethal of a scorer as just about anyone else in league history and is undoubtedly one of the best players of the 80s and 90s.
However, younger fans today may not be aware that Dominique’s younger brother Gerald was more than capable of getting buckets in his day.
Gerald has career averages of 13.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds over a 13-year career but his best season came in his second year with the New York Knicks when he put up 19.1 points, 4.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds alongside a young Patrick Ewing and Bill Cartwright.
Bernard and Albert King
Bernard King absolutely dominated the 80s as one of the best scorers the league has ever seen — his 32.9 points per game in 1984-85 can attest to that.
However, while Albert doesn’t have four All-NBA selections to his name or a Hall of Fame resume, the younger King brother was a key piece to some pretty solid New Jersey Nets teams in the early 80s.
Albert’s best season came in 1982-83 where the 6-foot-6 small forward averaged 17.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game for a Nets team that had arguably the league’s best defense that season.